The new year may finally have arrived, but the burning question remains about what to watch. Prime Video, Netflix, and more top streaming services are kicking off 2024 with a slate of new movies perfect for binge-watching on the cold winter nights ahead.
We've rounded up the best new movies that just streamed, highlighting all the hits and none of the duds to make your next movie night go off without a hitch.
This weekend's highlight is Society of the Snow, an Oscar favorite that tells the harrowing true story of a stranded rugby team who survived the frozen wilderness for months after their plane crashed in the Andes. Also leading the pack is Ellen, Anne Hathaway's Sundance thriller that follows a woman's ill-fated friendship with a new counselor at the prison where she works.
So, without further ado, here are the best new movies streaming this week.
Snow Society (Netflix)
Netflix's horror survival film paints a haunting picture of what it takes to survive under impossible circumstances. Spanish director JA Bayona's (The Impossible, The Orphanage) latest film, Society of the Snow, adapts the harrowing true story of the 1972 Uruguay Andean trekking disaster that saw a group of young men stranded in the heart of the Andes for months.
In the aftermath of the incident, survivors must resort to extreme measures if they have any hope of rescue from one of the most hostile and inaccessible environments on the planet. Pan's Labyrinth's Oscar-winning special effects makeup artists, David Martí and Montse Ribé, go to great lengths to put viewers in the shoes of frostbitten survivors who suffer traumatic, realistic injuries. Fair warning: This movie is not for the faint of heart.
Watch it now Netflix
You can finally watch Anne Hathaway's Sundance thriller from the comfort of your own home. Based on Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel of the same name, Eileen stars Thomasin McKenzie as Eileen Dunlop, a young woman working in a correctional facility in a bleak New England town. Her mundane and often depressing daily life with her abusive, alcoholic father (Shea Whigham) takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of the facility's new psychiatrist, Rebecca (Anne Hathaway).
What unfolds is a 1960s-era drama that gives viewers a front-row seat to what happens when desperate people reach their breaking point. Critics have raved about the charged but disturbing duo that is Mackenzie and Hathaway. Get ready for a psychological thriller packed with outstanding performances.
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Enemy (Prime Video)
Starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal as husband and wife Hen and Junior, Foe is a sci-fi thriller set in the year 2065 with some serious Black Mirror vibes. The couple lives a modest life on a remote farm, but their peaceful existence is shaken by an encounter with a mysterious stranger (Aaron Bier).
The stranger makes them an interesting offer: Junior gets the chance to live among the stars, but there's a problem – Hen will be accompanied by a robot in his absence. It's an exciting show that ends up challenging the couple's relationship and identity. Although Foy received mixed critical reviews, audiences were kinder, particularly praising Ronan and Mescal's performances, which shine despite the film's flaws.
Watch it now Prime Video
Good Grief (Netflix)
Also coming to Netflix this week is Dan Levy's directorial debut, Good Grief. Levy wrote and stars in this latest comedy-drama, in which he plays a widower still reeling from the unexpected loss of his husband (Luke Evans) who takes his friends to Paris to search for himself.
Along for the ride are Ruth Negga and Himesh Patel as his friends, Sophie and Thomas. The trio uncovers messy secrets and deals with some difficult truths as they try to help their friend pick up the pieces after his world falls apart. Based on the trailer alone, Good Grief appears to be a love letter to friendship and the chaos of grief that is sure to tug at your heartstrings.
Watch it now Netflix
Danger Below Deck (Hulu)
I grew up on Lifetime movies, and while no one would argue that they're the pinnacle of cinema, they do scratch a certain itch. Danger Below Deck is no exception, mixing a true crime atmosphere with suspenseful action sequences for the perfect mindless popcorn.
The film stars Katherine McNamara and Jasmine Sky Sarin as influencers who set out on a cruise through the Caribbean and the South Pacific. A battle of wills threatens to tear them apart as their online personalities and real-life ambitions collide, and their vacation quickly turns into a nightmare as they find themselves fighting for their lives.
Watch it now Holo
School of Rock (Netflix)
Director Richard Linklater and White Lotus creator Mike White are behind this fun romp full of earworms (“If you want to be the teacher's pet~”) and Jack Black's brand of heartwarming silliness.
Dewey Finn (Black) is a slacker struggling to become a rock 'n' roll star, after being fired from his band, desperate for rent money. He poses as his roommate to take on substitute teacher duties at a prestigious middle school, where he introduces fourth-graders to his favorite rock stars — much to the chagrin of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). With no teaching qualifications at all, he abandons the academic curriculum in favor of turning his class over to his bandmates so he can win the local Battle of the Bands competition. Even when his scheme is discovered, Dewey pushes them to believe in their abilities and strive for glory.
Watch it now Netflix
Jurassic Park (Netflix)
Few films have left a dinosaur-sized mark on the film industry like Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park. It's easy to see why.
Paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) along with mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among the few chosen to tour a theme park on an island inhabited by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. . While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe and there is nothing to worry about, he changes his tune after the dinosaurs, tyrannosaurs and other ferocious predators break free and go hunting.
Watch it now Netflix
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